Rain across fire-ravaged Victoria will be ‘good and bad’ প্লাস্টিক দূষণ: বাংলাদেশে হু হু করে বাড়ছে সিঙ্গেল ইউজ প্লাস্টিকের ব্যবহার, দূষণের শীর্ষে তরুণ-যুবকে 2020 Gardening Trends: Sustainability is The Key Smith, Greenstein Bill Banning Single-Use Plastics Passes Senate Air Quality Index: Dhaka ranks 2nd worst Why Is Air Pollution So Harmful? DNA May Hold the Answer আবার দূষণের শীর্ষে ঢাকার বায়ু Common Environmental Chemical Disrupts Meiosis to Cause Reproductive Toxicity Plastic packaging ban ‘could harm environment The Impact of Air Pollution on Mental Health
Category archives for: No Mercury

Update dental curricula

Update dental curricula The Minamata Convention lists “encouraging representative professional organizations and dental schools to educate and train dental professionals and students on the use of mercury-free dental restoration alternatives” as a measure to phase down amalgam use.  To reach the next generation of dentists, dental curricula must be updated – from classroom lecture…to dental school […]

নিষিদ্ধ পারদযুক্ত ত্বক ফর্সাকারী ক্রিম বিক্রি করছে অ্যামাজন এবং ই-বে

আইনত নিষিদ্ধ হওয়া সত্ত্বেও পারদযুক্ত (যা একটি ভারী বস্তু এবং বিপজ্জনক নিউরোটক্সিন) ত্বক ফর্সাকারী ক্রিম, এখনও বিভিন্ন দোকান ও অনলাইনে বিক্রি হচ্ছে। পারদ দূষণ রোধকারীর কাজে নিয়োজিত এনজিও জোটের একটি সাম্প্রতিক গবেষণায় এটি প্রকাশিত হয়েছে। ১২ই ডিসেম্বর এনভায়রনমেন্ট অ্যান্ড সোস্যাল ডেভেলপমেন্ট অর্গানাইজেশন-এসডো কার্যালয়ে এক প্রেস ব্রিফিংয়ে এই তথ্য জানান সংশ্লিষ্ট বিশেষজ্ঞরা। তারা বলেন,  ১২টি দেশের […]

You are being cheated: Dangerous levels mercury found in skin care products

ESDO collected 16 samples of imported creams from online shopping sites and local markets before sending those to Biodiversity Research Institute’s laboratory of USA and Arnika Laboratory of Czech Republic in September for chemical test reports, Imported skin whitening creams contain dangerous levels of mercury content, with some brands having more than one lakh times […]

Support the African Amalgam Amendment

Support the African Amalgam Amendment to the Minamata Convention on Mercury Dear Parties and Signatories to the Minamata Convention: We, the undersigned dental associations, environmental NGOs, and other civil society organizations, urge you to support, at COP3, the proposed African Amalgam Amendment to the Minamata Convention. The proposed amendment would phase out amalgam in two steps: […]

Students chowing down tuna in dining halls are unaware of mercury exposure risks

Some students are helping themselves to servings of tuna well beyond the amounts recommended to avoid consuming too much mercury. Researchers surveyed students on their tuna consumption habits and knowledge of mercury exposure risks, and also measured the mercury levels in hair samples. Hair mercury levels were closely correlated with how much tuna the students […]

What is heavy metal toxicity? A nutritionist explains how it could impact your health

The concern over mercury, and other heavy metal toxins is a hot, and controversial topic for people who worry about their health. As a nutritionist, when my patients give me their medical history, more are mentioning heavy metal toxicity. Others are asking if they need a heavy metal detox. Many of these people are dealing […]

Minamata Convention on Mercury: Two years after

It was exactly two years on Friday 16th August 2019 that the Minamata Convention on Mercury- a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from human-induced emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds- came into force. The Convention became legally binding on 16th August 2017, 90 days after it exceeded the threshold of 50 […]

‘Using mercury in dental cure a threat to health’

Speakers at a workshop emphasised the need for imposing a ban on mercury use in dental treatment, considering its injurious impact on health and environment.     They said using mercury or silver to fill tooth decay is posing a serious threat to the human health and the environment.   Department of Environment (DoE) and Environment and Social […]

An International Conference on Minamata Convention

An international conference on Minamata Convention, which prevents health damage and environmental pollution caused by mercury that caused Minamata disease on a global scale, has begun in Osaka, Japan on a three day schedule from the 27 May. On the conference team of Minamata mercury waste expert has gathered. The conference was attended by the […]

Dentists commit to stopping mercury use in dental fillings

Dentists across the country have agreed to stop using mercury, a highly toxic heavy metal, for dental filling, in a step towards ensuring mercury-free dentistry. Nepal Dental Association (NDA)—the umbrella organisation of dental surgeons in the country—together with other professional associations and non-governmental organisations working for making the health sector and environment mercury-free, has made […]

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